“L’Art du Voyage” is based on three months travel I did last year in the Autumn months. I journeyed to London, Wales, Ireland, France, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Malta with their magnificent art collections.
This will be Catherine Harry’s 4th exhibition at The Watch House. The other three successful shows have also been based on journey and the joys of discovery and learning through travel.
For a painting to succeed the artist needs to realise a vision and interpret it imaginatively. If you’re making work about a particular experience and place you have to spend time absorbing and being immersed in it. The last 15 years I have spent long periods of time in Europe with first hand contemplation of masterworks in galleries giving invaluable insight.
My work is about story telling, poetry and experimenting with mark making and methods of paint application that retain an abstract quality yet read as a representational painting.